21 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS APRIL 2015 Editorial | Expert Point of View | Gastro 2015: AGW/WGO | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events WGO Membership Update WGO Member Society Information and Update Forms Each year, WGO Member Societies and regional affiliates are asked to submit a current WGO Member Society Information and Update Form. Each society was sent a form via email, which should be updated and returned to membership@worldgastroenterology. org. If you need another copy of the form or have any questions about the information requested, please contact the WGO Executive Secretariat at membership@ worldgastroenterology.org. Invoices are created based on the information received on these forms, and you will receive your 2015 invoice promptly upon receipt of the completed form. Your expedient response ensures important WGO news and information will be received promptly by the appropriate contacts within your Member Society, and your cooperation is greatly appreciated! WGO Member Societies – Dues are Payable at DDW 2015! Did you know you can pay your WGO Member Society’s membership dues during Digestive Disease Week (DDW)? Just visit WGO at booth 3142 in Foundation Row at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, USA, during DDW 2015! The WGO booth will be open during official exhibition hours, 09:30- 16:00, Sunday, 17 May through Tuesday, 19 May. If you wish to pay your dues at DDW, prior receipt of your society’s Member Society Information and Update Form by WGO will allow us to have a current and correct invoice ready and waiting for you when you visit the booth! Dues Payment Methods Membership dues must be paid in US dollars. They can be paid anytime via wire transfer, or in person at DDW Visit us at booth 3142 during DDW 2015 in Washington, DC, USA! via cash or check made payable to the World Gastroenterology Organisation. Please note, if you elect to pay dues at the WGO booth, a receipt will be emailed to you as promptly as possible following payment. The dues that WGO Member Societies contribute each year are channeled into training, education, and advocacy in the developing world, while also strengthening these aspects in developed regions. WGO looks forward to receiving your society’s 2015 dues and to keeping you, our Member Societies, apprised of all the current WGO and WGO Foundation news and events. Please watch the monthly e-Alert and the quarterly e-WGN for the latest news! Participation in the 2015 General Assembly We are delighted to announce that the 2015 General Assembly Meeting will be held during Gastro 2015: AGW/ WGO in Brisbane, Australia. While the time and date of the meeting is in the process of being finalized, please be reminded that at the time of the General Assembly, only Member Societies who have fully paid their dues through 2014 may participate with full voting privileges. If you are unsure of your society’s membership status, please contact the WGO Executive Secretariat at membership@worldgastroenterology. org.
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